Fuel Cell power for homes
I looked for the right place to post this and didn't find a better match.
Today I was asked about ClearEdge Power for new large homes and I couldn't answer as I'd never heard of it. I had only read about the concept of local power generation using natural gas but that was by burning it to power turbine driven generators and not fuel cells.
From what I've been able to find it sounds like the fuel cell works best for commercial applications where they can make better use of the heat production. In a home I'm wondering where to use the constantly provided heat for much of the year. Pools can only absorb heat if the filter pump is running and domestic hot water is often not needed for many hours per day. Excess electricity can be fed back into the grid similar to solar or wind systems.
Where does this make sense? Any thoughts welcome.
Here is a link that might be useful: Clear Edge Power fuel cell